California State University, East Bay
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607
March 25 – 26, 2013
Energy market operations and environmental regulation have increasingly become intertwined. An understanding of one is crucial for a complete understanding of the other. Drawing heavily on the tools of economics, this course will cover the fundamental concepts behind various approaches to environmental regulation and their impacts on energy markets. The consequences of various regulatory strategies will be examined in the context of the continuing changes in the organization and regulation of energy markets.
Day One, Monday March 25
|Session 1: Fundamentals of Electricity Regulation||9:30am – 11:00am|
|Session 2: Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets||11:15am – 12:45pm|
|Lunch Break||12:45pm – 1:45pm|
|Session 3: Market Power in Electricity Markets||1:45pm – 3:15pm|
|Session 4: Time-Varying Retail Electricity Pricing||3:30pm–5:00pm|
Day Two, Tuesday March 26
|Session 5: Energy Externalities||9:00am – 10:30am|
|Session 6: Regulating the Environment: Taxes vs. Emissions Limits||10:45am –12:15pm|
|Lunch Break||12:15pm –1:30pm|
|Session 7: Energy Efficiency Incentives and Standards||1:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Session 8: Economics of Renewable Energy||3:15pm –4:45pm|
Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.
James Bushnell, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, U.C. Davis.